Turkish Forces Enter Iraq
Posted on Jun 6, 2007
Although Turkey’s foreign minister, Abdullah Gul, is denying the report, other government insiders anonymously confirmed that several thousand Turkish troops crossed into northern Iraq on Wednesday to target Kurdish groups that have been attacking Turkey from Iraq, according to the Associated Press.
AP via Breitbart.com:
One official said the troops went less than two miles inside Iraq and were still there in late afternoon. “It is a hot pursuit, not an incursion,” one official said.
Another official said by telephone it was “not a major offensive and the number of troops is not in the tens of thousands.” He also said the Turkish troops went into a remote, mountainous area.
The officials are based in southeast Turkey, where the military has been battling separatist Kurdish rebels since they took up arms in 1984.